Fire Ruins Longtime Milford Furniture Store - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Fire Ruins Longtime Milford Furniture Store

Posted: Updated:
Warren Furniture in downtown Milford is seen Thursday morning, Dec. 27, 2012. (Photo: WBOC) Warren Furniture in downtown Milford is seen Thursday morning, Dec. 27, 2012. (Photo: WBOC)
Wednesday night's fire scene. (Photo: WBOC) Wednesday night's fire scene. (Photo: WBOC)
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

MILFORD, Del. (WBOC/AP)- Authorities say a Wednesday night fire that ruined a longtime furniture store in downtown Milford started in the rear of the first floor showroom.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze at the three-story Warren Furniture store on the 100 block of South Walnut Street started around 9 p.m. Wednesday and ultimately went to three alarms, with 50 firefighters from eight fire companies called to the scene. It took about three hours to bring the fire under control. No one was injured.

The fire caused an estimated $750,000 in damage, according to investigators. They determined the fire originated in the rear of the first floor showroom of the store. There is still no word yet on the cause of the fire, which remains under investigation.

Milford City Manager Richard Carmean said Warren's, which has been owned by the same family since 1928, was "probably the oldest continuous operating business in town." 

Milford Tavern owner Rich Hoomans said the store's owner, Brett Warren, had been out of town for a few days and arrived home to find his business burning.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children

    Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:23:27 GMT
    In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware, as they wait for their deportation hearings. Indian River has the largest hispanic population in the county, and it's board members said that the newcomers could mean problems for the school district. School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended that this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda.More
    In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware, as they wait for their deportation hearings. Indian River has the largest hispanic population in the county, and it's board members said that the newcomers could mean problems for the school district. School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended that this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda.More
  • Man Charged in April Home Invasion Slaying

    Man Charged in April Home Invasion Slaying

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:38:24 GMT
    Maryland State Police have charged a man with murder in connection with a home invasion slaying in Salisbury. More
    Maryland State Police have charged a man with murder in connection with a home invasion slaying in Salisbury.  More
  • Man Arrested After Going to Police Barrack to Report Accident

    Man Arrested After Going to Police Barrack to Report Accident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:21:54 GMT
    A Delmar, Del. man has been arrested after going to a Maryland State Police barrack to report he had been in an accident.More
    A Delmar, Del. man has been arrested after going to a Maryland State Police barrack to report he had been in an accident.
    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service